Slideshow 5 reasons why it’s awesome to be an independent broker

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  • July 16 2014, 2:36pm EDT
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1. It’s rewarding

“You must [have a] huge heart,” says Ronnell Nolan, president and CEO of Health Agents for America Inc. in Baton Rouge, La. “An independent agent/broker is the most rewarding profession, in that you are able to form new relationships, discuss health situations and help find insurance that meets specific needs. Being able to help clients save money, resolve on-going claims issues and service issues gives you a wonderful feeling — you have made a difference in someone’s life!”
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2. It’s abstract and thoughtful

“It's something that is abstract. I've been told that one of my greatest strengths as an independent health insurance broker is my ability to explain things in ways that the customer understands and can make the most appropriate decision for them,” says Guy Furay, president at The Insurance Source in Greenville, S.C., about the mental part of the job that works so well for him.
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3. It’s about teamwork

“I am offered resources and help from a variety of partners and can utilize them to be as successful as I am driven to be,” says Dave Fear Jr. of Fear Insurance Services in the Sacramento, Calif. area.
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4. It’s important

“Keeping ‘everyone’ in compliance with state and federal laws is a huge task with many gratifying rewards,” says Larry Harrison of National Healthcare Access Inc. in Las Vegas.
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5. You’re doing what you enjoy

“It is great to be an independent broker because I have the freedom to do what I want and enjoy,” Fear says.
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